Francisco de Goya

Blind Man's Buff (La gallina ciega) (sketch)

Blind Man's Buff (La gallina ciega) (sketch)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1787
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
41 x 44 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
20 Dec 2009 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P02781)
Historia

Sketch for the tapestry cartoon Blind Man's Buff.

This sketch was acquired from the artist by the Duke and Duchess of Osuna in 1798. It remained in the cabinet that the Duchess had in La Alameda until it was sold at the time of the bankruptcy of the ducal household in 1896, when it was bought for 2,500 pesetas by Pedro Fernandez Durán, who then left it to the Prado Museum in 1930. It entered the museum's collection on 2 September 1931.

Análisis artístico

This sketch presents several differences when compared to the finished cartoon painting. Whilst the main group of figures at play remains largely unchanged, we can see that the cartoon has been simplified because in the sketch we also see a crowd of people in the background, over the other side of the river. The woman who is outside the circle in the sketch also disappears in the cartoon.

This painting is also related to the festivities of San Isidro Labrador. Goya reflected better in the sketch than in the cartoon the celebration that used to take place, after the religious ceremony, on the west bank of the Manzanares river, including the carriages and crowds of people sheltering beside the mountains around Madrid.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición y venta de los cuadros, esculturas, grabados y otros objetos artísticos de la Casa Duca
    Palacio de la Industria y de las Artes
    Madrid
    1896
    1896
  • De El Greco a Goya
    Palacio de Bellas Artes
    Mexico D.F.
    1978
    November-December 1978
  • Obras maestras de la pintura española de los siglos XVI al XIX
    Museo Pushkin
    Moscow
    1980
    Exhibited also at the State Hermitage Museum, San Petersburgo
  • Goya. Das Zeitalter der Revolucionen. Kunst um 1800 (1980 – 1981)
    Hamburger Kunsthalle
    Hamburg
    1980
  • Von Greco bis Goya
    Haus der Kunst
    Munich
    1982
    From February 20th to April 25th 1982. Exhibited also at the Künstlerhaus, Viena
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareau
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Tapices y cartones de Goya
    Palacio Real
    Madrid
    1996
    organized by Patrimonio Nacional and Sociedad Estatal Goya 96 at the Palacio Real, Madrid, consultant editor Concha Herrero Carretero. May to June 1996
  • Goya. La imagen de la mujer
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2001
    from October 30th 2001 to February 10th 2002. Exhibitied also at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 10th to June 2nd 2002, consultant editor Francisco Calvo Serraller
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    vol. I, p. 197, cat. 157
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    p. 269, cat. 55ª y láms. 177-178
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 79, 98, cat. 275
  • vol. I, p. 275, cat. 255
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 103, cat. 234
  • BOZAL, Valeriano
    Imagen de Goya
    MadridLumen
    1983
    p. 78-79
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 156-157, 178, 182, 308, cat. 60B; p.
  • Janis A. Tomlinson
    Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    col. Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
    MadridCátedra
    1987
    pp. 178-180, 356, cat. 28 y p. 181 (il.)
  • WILSON-BAREU, Juliet
    Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1993
    p. 235 (il.)
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p. 331, cat. 51 y p. 131 (il.)
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    2014
    p. 117
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